Glass Plate Negative from the NHS Collection
In these days where a phone can instantly capture an image and share it far and wide, it can be difficult to imagine […]
American Buttonhole, Overseaming & Sewing Machine Co. #7
This sewing machine was donated to Norwich Historical Society in 1965 by Louise Johnson who lived on Maple Hill Road. She told […]
The next time you turn onto Beaver Meadow Road from Main Street imagine Eber N. Clark (1809-1905) with tools and leather in hand fashioning and repairing boots and shoes […]
Imagine this holiday season preparing food for your family in a large, open hearth. That, of course, is what our forebears did having mastered the art of regulating flames […]
Every year on a Friday in May, children from Marion Cross School left early and walked one mile to Huntley Meadow to fly their kites. The sky became alive […]
It is not surprising that the Norwich Historical Society collection includes quite a few ice harvesting tools such as saws, tongs, and pikes.
Before modern refrigeration, foods were kept cold […]
This hearse was purchased by the Town of Norwich in 1901 from George L. Brownell for $500. Charles F. Lewis was the driver and was paid $30 for his […]
This folding globe was designed by Dennis Townsend and patented in 1869. Townsend was a school teacher from Felchville, Vermont.
His interest was in producing an inexpensive globe that could […]
This finely spun skein of flax was lovingly kept in a hand-made case for decades before being donated to the Norwich Historical Society. The accompanying tag reveals that the […]
Perhaps Norwich’s most famous military hero would be Admiral George Albert Converse. Admiral Converse was born in Norwich in 1844 and attended Norwich University. During the Civil War he […]
Can you imagine driving around on Vermont’s unpaved roads in an automobile completely open to the elements with no windshields, no side windows, no roofs, and no doors? It […]
Have you ever looked at an old deed for your property and noticed that it was measured in rods and chains? This chain might have measured your land. During […]